Keynsham (album)

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Keynsham
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1969
RecordedTrident Studios, London
GenreComedy rock, psychedelic pop, music hall
Length38:19
LabelLiberty LBS 83290 (also Sunset SLS 50375)
ProducerNeil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
Bonzo Dog Band chronology
Tadpoles
(1969)
Keynsham
(1969)
Let's Make Up And Be Friendly
(1972)
American Cover
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Keynsham is the fourth album by the Bonzo Dog Band, originally released in 1969, on the Liberty label.[1][2]

The album title is a reference to Horace Batchelor, a football pools predictor who regularly advertised his service on Radio Luxembourg in the early 1960s. He would spell out the town's name carefully and deliberately when giving his contact details. The album starts with a quote from Batchelor's radio advertisement "I have personally won ..."

In 2007 the album was re-issued on CD by EMI with five bonus tracks. The bonus tracks were not actually performed by the Bonzo Dog Band, but were from later solo projects performed by individual members of the group.

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the album for AllMusic, David Cleary said: "The delightfully clever humor of the Bonzo Dog Band's prior releases almost totally eludes the group on this record. Songs here still parody familiar styles, but generally do so in a leaden and unengaging manner. A number of the selections here burlesque the late Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, and similar bands... Lyrics and performances are bland and pedestrian by past group standards, and a noticeable lack of enthusiasm permeates this disc. This weak release is only recommended to completists."[3]

Sleeve notes[edit]

"Mothers with children please note. This record is inedible!"

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Done My Brain In"Neil Innes1:41
2."Keynsham"Innes2:22
3."Quiet Talks & Summer Walks"Innes3:38
4."Tent"Vivian Stanshall3:06
5."We Were Wrong"Stanshall2:33
6."Joke Shop Man"Innes1:23
7."The Bride Stripped Bare (By "Bachelors")"Stanshall, Innes2:40
8."Look at Me, I'm Wonderful"Stanshall1:47
9."What Do You Do?"Innes3:12
10."Mr. Slater's Parrot"Stanshall2:27
11."Sport (The Odd Boy)"Stanshall3:31
12."I Want to Be with You"Innes2:17
13."Noises for the Leg"Stanshall1:54
14."Busted"Stanshall, Innes5:48

Bonus tracks in 2007 CD re-issue[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Are You Having Any Fun?"Stanshall, Kilgaron 
2."How Sweet to Be an Idiot"Innes 
3."When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba"Roger Ruskin Spear 
4."The Young Ones"Stanshall, Kilgaron 
5."Witchi Tai To"Jim Pepper 

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Producer – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  • Engineer – Barry Sheffield
  • Cover design, liner notes – Vivian Stanshall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzo Dog Band - Bonzos Albums". .iankitching.me.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Bonzo Dog Band* - Keynsham". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/keynsham-mw0000113951

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